he Warhol began the Sound Series in 2004 as a consistent and ongoing concert series featuring a broad range of artists and bands that increasingly blur genres and sensibilities of contemporary independent music. Performances take place in a variety of venues, ranging from The Warhol theater, which offers an intimate performance experience with warm acoustics and strong sound clarity, to the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
The Warhol welcomes Dawn of Midi, a Brooklyn-based acoustic ensemble made up of Aakaash Israni from India on double bass, Amino Belyamani from Morocco on piano, and Qasim Naqvi from Pakistan on drums. The trio met at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles in 2006 and developed a unique musical aesthetic that can sound deceptively electronic and computer-generated, involving repetition of phrases and entrancing rhythms. On the trio’s record Dysnomia (released by Erased Tapes), they favor composition over improvisation and employ rhythms from North and West African folk traditions. Doors open at 7:30 pm. This performance is standing room only.
Sound Series: An Evening with Dawn of Midi will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 pm at The Andy Warhol Museum.